Those in the public school reform movement have some important things to learn from what Waldorf educators have been doing for many years. It's an enormously impressive effort toward quality education, and schools would be well advised to familiarize themselves with the basic assumptions that underlie the Waldorf movement.
-Ernest Boyer, President, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Faculty, Administration and Board of Trustees

The Clover Hill School is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. It is a self-administered private school. The School's faculty is responsible for the decision making in regard to the curriculum and teaching methods. The faculty also has full authority over its own members for purposes of hiring, mentorship and evaluation. The Board of Trustees, comprised of teachers, parents and community leaders, decides on governance issues especially those relating to school finances and legal issues.

While the School is administered independently, it maintains affiliation within the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN). The Clover Hill School is recognized as a "developing school" and will work with the Association to fulfill the requirements necessary to become a Full Member of WECAN. In addition, the Kindergarten is fully licensed as a Child Day Care Center by the Connecticut Department of Public Health.

Faculty

Sarah

Sarah Brown

Co-Lead Teacher

Sarah has been helping in the classroom and behind the scenes for the last 7 years at Clover Hill.

    B.A. Botany/Anthropology, Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • Completing her Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher training at The Sunbridge Institute
  • Completed courses and conferences in Waldorf Early Childhood throughout the last 6 years

Donna

Donna Mayo

Co-Lead Teacher

Donna will be starting her sixth year as an assistant and a teacher in our Parent and Child programs. She previously worked as a lead grades school teacher for grades one through three, has provided after-care and substitute teaching at other Waldorf Schools.

  • Associate in Science, Empire State College
  • Teacher Training Certificate, Sunbridge College

Board of Trustees

Anna Silber

President

Anna Silber is a founding board member and the current Board President of The Clover Hill School. She has taught as a Class Teacher in a Waldorf elementary school and currently mentors new class teachers at Green Meadow Waldorf School. She has lectured throughout the region on various topics relating to Waldorf Education and Anthroposophy. Anna trained as a Waldorf teacher at Sunbridge College, where she earned a master's in Waldorf Education.

Sarah Brown

Secretary and School Administrator

Sarah Brown has supported The Clover Hill School since its inception in 2003. She has been helping in the classroom and behind the scenes for the last 7 years at Clover Hill. Currently, she is serving as Administrator, teacher and is the Secretary and Vice-President of the Board. Sarah has a B.A. in Botany/Anthropology from Miami University in Oxford, OH. She is a member of the Michaelic Anthroposophical Group of Connecticut and has volunteered extensively over the past 25 years in the Greenwich community.

Eric Silber

Vice President and Treasurer

Eric Silber is a founding board member and Treasurer of The Clover Hill School since its inception in 2003. He brings 20 years of hospitality management experience with ARAMARK corporation where he currently is responsible for the dining program at New York University. He has been a student of Anthroposophy for over 20 years.

Brian A. Moran

Managing Director

Brian began his association with the School as a volunteer in 2003. He became Managing Director in 2007 with responsibility for the startup of the school including zoning, construction and licensing. During this process and since the official launch in September 2009, marketing and fundraising have been prime tasks as well. Brian's career includes experience as a business executive, consultant and entrepreneur following his graduation from Yale (BA '58).

Donna M. Mayo

Donna Mayo is the Afternoon Program Teacher and Early Childhood Kindergarten Assistant Teacher. She has been a teacher at The Clover Hill School for six years. She is Coordinator of Events and Outreach. Donna trained as a Waldorf teacher at Sunbridge College, where she earned her Waldorf teaching certificate in Elementary Education.

Dr. C. Evers Whyte

Dr. C. Evers Whyte has supported The Clover Hill School since its inception in 2003. He is past board president and also a founding member. He is currently Director of the New England Center for Chronic Pain in Stamford, CT, and a committed Waldorf parent with 2 daughters (Pia, 4th Grade) & Chloe (1st Grade) at GBRSS, in Great Barrington, MA. Evers brings 15 years of experience in Natural Family Practice incorporating holistic child development. He is also a member of the Alliance for Childhood, a national organization which promotes policies and practices that support children's healthy development, love of learning, and joy in living.

Stephen C. Elworthy

Steve began working as a volunteer for the school in 2003. He became a Board Member in 2009 and serves on the marketing and finance committees. Steve lives in Fairfield where he is on the Rotary Club Board of Directors, was a member of the Board of Selectmen, R.T.M, Water Pollution Control Authority and is a former Chairman of the Fairfield Republican Town Committee. He is currently on the Board of Assessment Appeals and is a Deputy Registrar of Voters. Steve also served as town coordinator for Christopher Shays for Congress. He is a cofounder and past president of the Fairfield Professional Network. Steve obtained a B.A. at Southern Connecticut State College and has worked as a Senior Loan Officer for 26 years in the mortgage broker industry.

Kathy Setian

Kathy has been actively involved with the Clover Hill School since it first began. From baking cookies to co-chairing events, Kathy has been a strong supporter of the school. A graduate of the Columbia School of Nursing, Kathy has been a stay at home mom to four children, is an avid mountain climber and is our school nurse.